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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely: Pain is due to the cancer until proven otherwise, specifically if the location matches. Different mechanisms maybe involved, including pleural effusio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Like back pain: There may be no pain with lung cancer at all, which is why diagnosis can be delayed. If there is pain, it may be where a rib, or chest structures are ... Read More
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Constant: Pain from lung cancer usually only occurs when the cancer has spread outside of the lung to the chest wall or ribs. In that case people develop const ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: I hate to say impossible....So leave it at very unlikely.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possible, but.......: Back pain could be from a cancer (lung or other), but there are many more common, non-cancerous causes to back pain. Best to see your doctor to have y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Rincon
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Tough question: Cancer is usually a silent disease. Once the patient perceives pain, it's usually advanced. Lung cancer can spread to many organs including the spine.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Back pain : Lung cancer can present as back pain. Not all back pains are cancer. Hope this helps. You need a chest x ray or ct to rule out the cause.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Can't tell: If the question is whether the cause of the back pain is musculoskeletal or metastatic disease, the way it changes with position and movement, or lack ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thoracic back pain: Not necessarily. Although unusual thoracic back pain can be the index symptom of lung or other cancers.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Did you miss your period, besides other reasons, see yourdoctor.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
32 years experience Holistic Medicine
Tell about your pain: I am happy for you that an MRI does not show cancer as the source of your back pain. However, you are also entitled to have back pain from a sprain o ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cancer and Pain: If you are a smoker and are having upper back pain, then you do need an evaluation to rule out lung cancer. If you are not and are having chronic upp ... Read More
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